If you are a SLIS student, you are already a member of ALA-SC and automatically benefit from the activities and resources that the organization offers. However, to take advantage of the much greater resources of the National Association, you will need to become an ALA member:
To join ALA at the discounted student rate, click here and follow the link to the Massachusetts Library Association. You can apply for joint student membership to both organizations for $38. However if you keep your receipts you can be reimbursed for your ALA membership through the LISSA Professional Development Reimbursement program.
There are many ALA Divisions & Roundtables in ALA that you may want to join, but it is easy to be confused by acronyms. The New Members Roundtable (NMRT) is a great place to start. The ALA’s own Guide to Divisions & Roundtables highlights what groups are best to join depending on the type of library you hope to work in. You can also consult the grid developed by ALASC that suggests divisions and roundtables based on your interests and favorite SLIS classes.